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Samsung Exynos 5 Octa GPU revealed as PowerVR Series 5 chipset

Samsung's next-generation 8-core SoC caused quite the stir when it made its debut at CES 2013 last week, despite there only being a limited preview of the chipset that could power the Galaxy S4 on show in Vegas.

Fortunately, additional details regarding the recently launched Exynos 5 Octa have now come to light, courtesy of AnandTech.

The specialist component and hardware site claims "multiple sources" have revealed that the Octa's graphics configuration features a PowerVR SGX 544MP3 GPU clocking to the nippy tune of 533MHz.

In terms of raw power, the Octa is thought to be able to reach 51.1 GFLOPS, meaning it sits somewhere between the PowerVR SGX 543MP4 found on the third-generation iPad's Apple A5X set-up (32.0 GFLOPS), and the PowerVR SGX 554MP4 featured in the more recent Apple A6X chipset (71.6 GFLOPS) deployed in the iPad 4.

The 544MP3 is also alleged to sport a triangle set-up twice as fast as the A5X and add DirectX 10 class texturing support. For more details, see the comparative table below.

AnandTech has said that it is "fairly confident" its information is correct, and it has a fairly good track record of educated guesswork. Assuming it is accurate, the news would seem to hint that ARM's next-gen Mali-T658 GPU isn't quite ready for deployment yet, as the Octa's predecessor, the Exynos 5 Dual, packed a Mali-T604.